Warrnambool junior Jamarra Ugle-Hagan earns basketball state team selection

SELECTED: Warrnambool basketballer Jamarra Ugle-Hagan.

SELECTED: Warrnambool basketballer Jamarra Ugle-Hagan.

TALENTED Warrnambool junior basketballer Jamarra Ugle-Hagan has earned a spot on the Victoria Country under 16 male team.

He was one of 10 players selected on the team, which was announced Wednesday and will compete at the Australian under 16 championships in Perth later this year.

It will be an all-new look Country team, with no players remaining from last year’s silver medal-winning outfit.

Another young Warrnambool basketballer, Marcus Herbert, was named as an emergency for the team.

Head coach Lucas Allen said it was “definitely going to be a dynamic, athletic, versatile team”.

“The players have got two jobs – get better themselves and make each other better – and if they’re doing that, then the outcomes take care of themselves from there,” he said.

The Australian under 16 basketball championships will be held from July 8-15 in Stirling, Perth.